Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins knows he must continue earning Washington’s trust
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins made his second start of the season against the New York Jets on Sunday, and it also happened to be his best showing yet, as he completed 19 of his 35 passes for 214 yards, a couple of touchdowns and an interception.
Still, Haskins clearly has a whole lot to work on, and while he probably is safe as the starter from here on out, he understands that he needs to prove that the Redskins can trust him moving forward.
“It’s tough. You have guys who have been in the league a long time. As a young dude with a new voice, you have to earn their trust,” Haskins said, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. “You have to earn that ability to ask for what you see out there. As the game went on telling them what I want and what I think would help us make plays. They started listening to me. I have to keep earning that.”
Haskins added that his performance against the Jets “wasn’t good enough,” as Washington was routed by a score of 34-17.
The 22-year-old made his first start in Week 10, completing 15 of his 22 throws for 168 yards in a 24-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
On the season overall, Haskins has thrown for 498 yards, a couple of touchdowns and five picks while completing 58.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 58.9, so he has obviously been a bit disappointing thus far.
That being said, Haskins’ slow start to his career is hardly all his fault, as has been sacked 14 times in four appearances (10 times in his two starts) and doesn’t exactly have a whole lot of talent to work with on offense.